This Week in Jacksonville University Athletics

Sept. 18, 2006


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The Dolphins dropped three consecutive 3-1 decisions to Loyola Marymount, Miami and Florida A&M at the University of Miami Invitational over the weekend.

Sara Bendorf and Eva Stoilova recorded double figures in kills to lead the Dolphins against Miami and Florida A&M. Against Florida A&M, Melissa Merchant led the team with 16 kills while Stoilova had her second double-double in as many matches with 10 kills and 12 digs.

This week, the Dolphins travel to face Savannah State on Tuesday at 7 p.m. before finishing with a road trip to Charleston Southern and Coastal Carolina.

Men's soccer

The men's soccer narrowly missed getting back in the win column at the Wingate Inn Classic in Rock Hill, S.C., over the weekend. On Sept. 15, the Dolphins and host Winthrop battled to a 3-3 tie. Senior Tommy Krizanovic scored two goals in the game. Krizanovic would score a goal the next day, but Radford scored off a corner kick in the second overtime to defeat the Dolphins, 2-1. Krizanovic was named Offensive MVP of the tournament after scoring three goals in two games.

The Dolphins will take on Florida Atlantic at home on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Women's soccer

The women's soccer team won both of their games in the third-annual Kick Out Cancer Tournament over the weekend.

Senior Jenny Borschel scored the game-winning goal for the Dolphins on Friday night to down Elon, 3-2.

On Sunday, Borschel tallied a goal and an assist to help the Dolphins blank Maryland-Baltimore County, 2-0. Senior Michelle Kmiotek recorded her fourth shutout of the season against UMBC, while sophomore Katie Orr was named Atlantic Sun Defensive "Player of the Week" for her stellar play in the back line during the tournament.

On Friday, the Dolphins host cross-town rival North Florida at 7 p.m. to start the conference schedule and begin the second-annual SunTrust River City Rumble battle between the two schools.


Facing a scholarship opponent for the second straight game, the JU football team made a statement by outscoring Southeastern Louisiana, 7-6, in the second half but a huge second quarter gave the Lions a 41-13 win over the Dolphins, Saturday evening in front of 6,677 fans at Strawberry Stadium.

The Dolphins will travel to take on Butler on Saturday at noon in their Pioneer Footbal league opener

Women's Cross Country

In her first meet of 2006, junior Fallon Heffernan placed 23rd to help the women's cross country team finish eighth at the Mountain Dew Invitational in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday morning.

Heffernan, who earned Atlantic Sun All-Conference honors in 2005, finished in the top 25 with a time of 18:37.74 on the 5K course. Freshman Alyssa Deal finished 30th with a mark of 18:55.50 and Danielle Coyle ranked 59th (19:34.54).